Cartoonist Isabella Bannerman: Funny At 51

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“Now that I’m 51,” cartoonist Isabella Bannerman tells me, “cartooning is easier than it’s ever been. I don’t care the way I did about what other people think. I’ve stopped censoring myself. It gives me tremendous freedom.” Bannerman, who has contributed the Monday cartoon to King Features‘ popular Six Chix strip for more than a decade, has always loved making Read More

About The Funny Times Staff

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   Sue Wolpert I live in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. My front yard is a big garden. I moved the garden from the back yard when all of the sun back there was lost to the shade of growing trees. For several years I imagined moving the garden to the front, and then one fall I Read More

Books, Cats, and Love: The Cartooning Career of Stephanie Piro

(Originally published on the blog Women’s Voices for Change) “Cartooning is the best revenge,” Stephanie Piro jokes when I ask where her ideas come from. A marital spat with husband John or a stranger’s insensitive remark will quickly find its way into Piro’s “Fair Game” strip or King Features’ popular “Six Chix” feature,where Piro (right) is the “Saturday Chick.” Read More

I’m Applying Myself

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  By Bob Eckstein   Dear Jurors of the NYFA Grant Committee, I would like to respectfully apply for an NYFA Artists’ Fellowship to complete my current art performance slated for Fall 2014. Sadly, this work is currently in danger of not being realized due to a lack of funds. Since 1998 I have enjoyed a Read More

What Our Readers Say…

Our subscribers have a lot to say about why they love Funny Times. Here are a few of their testimonials. Love Funny Times too? Tell us what you think!   “All of the people on our gift subscription list are pretty much conservative right wingers like us. We just get a big kick out of your Read More

Funny Times: How It All Began

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Raymond Lesser: People always ask me, “Oh, how did you start the Funny Times?” It’s just a throwaway question for most people. A little conversation starter while we’re having a drink at a party. But I always think, “It could easily take all night to answer that question.” I’ll make some sort of reasonably brief Read More

The Generalist

By Ray Lesser

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Generally speaking, I’m a generalist. In college, I majored in General Studies: I wanted to be a General, but unfortunately, when I graduated, there were no job openings for any of the positions I applied for in the U.S., Canadian, or Klingon armies. So I moved on to other general job openings.

Test Drive

By Ray Lesser

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I have many fond memories of my 11-year-old mini-van, like the time we dragged our then-teenagers 2,000 miles across the country to the parking lot of the Grand Canyon, and they refused to get out and walk the last 25 yards to look over the edge. But lately I’ve been visiting car dealerships, test-driving potential Read More

Funny Times November 2014 Issue

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Buy This Issue! Cartoons about: Thanksgiving . Opinions . Geniuses . Selfies . and more Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Lynda Barry, Clay Bennett, Meg Biddle, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Matt Bors, Martin Bucella, Daryl Cagle, Jack Compère, Dave Coverly, Derf, Tim Eagan, Bob Eckstein, David Fitzsimmons, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, Judy Horacek, David Horsey, George Jartos, Read More

Funny Times September 2010 Issue

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Contents of the September 2010 issue of The Funny Times, America’s Cartoon Satire and Humor Newspaper. A funny look at Travel . Shopping . Cars . Back to School . Harvey Pekar . Planet Proctor . Superstition . Work and more!

Funny Times April 2010 Issue

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Contents of the April 2010 issue of The Funny Times, America’s Cartoon Satire and Humor Newspaper. A funny look at State of the Universe . Dogs . Hard Work . Diet . Meat . Vegetables . Corporations . Don’t Ask Don’t Tell . Arousal . Infidelity . Hoaxes and more!

Submission Guidelines for Potential Contributors

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So they tell you you’re funny, huh? Great! That’s exactly what we’re looking for! Here are a few things you should know to submit your funny cartoons and stories to Funny Times: Our print publication pokes fun at politics, news, relationships, food, technology, pets, work, death, environmental issues, business, religion (yes, even religion) and the human Read More

Submission Guidelines

So they tell you you’re funny, huh? Great! That’s exactly what we’re looking for! Here are a few things you should know to submit your funny cartoons and stories to Funny Times: Our print publication pokes fun at politics, news, relationships, food, technology, pets, work, death, environmental issues, business, religion (yes, even religion) and the human Read More

Funny Times October 2013 Issue

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Buy This Issue! Cartoons about: God . Satan . Dads . Hippies . and more Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Tom Cheney, Dave Coverly, Roy Delgado, Derf, Tim Eagan, Bob Eckstein, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, David Horsey, George Jartos, Keith Knight, Mary Lawton, Tim Lockley, Chris Monroe, Steve Moore, P.S. Read More

An Interview With The Head Of The International Bank Of Bob … Bob Harris

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This interview originally appeared in some issue. While on assignment reviewing the most expensive hotels in the world for Forbes Traveler, Bob Harris saw firsthand the absurdity of the gap in wealth between the richest and poorest people on the planet. At the Emirates Palace, a $3 billion hotel in the United Arab Emirates, they didn’t Read More

Funny Times September 2010 Issue

September 2010

Contents of the September 2010 issue of The Funny Times, America’s Cartoon Satire and Humor Newspaper. A funny look at Travel . Shopping . Cars . Back to School . Harvey Pekar . Planet Proctor . Superstition . Work and more!

Funny Times February 2011 Issue

February 2011

Contents of the February 2011 issue of The Funny Times, America’s Cartoon Satire and Humor Newspaper. A funny look at Dogs . Valentine’s Day . Kids . Year in Review . Television . Religion . Life . Parents . Food . 25th Anniversary . Desert Islands . Work . Resolutions and more!

Funny Times May 2010 Issue

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Contents of the May 2010 issue of The Funny Times, America’s Cartoon Satire and Humor Newspaper. A funny look at Tea Party . Mother’s Day . Gardens . Spring . Health Reform . Animals . Art . Thinking . Money . Work . Fast Food . Kids and more!

Funny Times April 2010 Issue

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Contents of the April 2010 issue of The Funny Times, America’s Cartoon Satire and Humor Newspaper. A funny look at State of the Universe . Dogs . Hard Work . Diet . Meat . Vegetables . Corporations . Don’t Ask Don’t Tell . Arousal . Infidelity . Hoaxes and more!

“Life Begins at Incorporation” by Matt Bors

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Are corporations people? Is birth control a sin? Can the president kill you with a drone strike? In this essential collection, Pulitzer Prize Finalist Matt Bors mixes the best political cartoons from his prolific body of work with 15 essays to answer the most perplexing questions of our time. 240 pages of full color fun. Read More

Conscious Neglect: A New Parenting Paradigm

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By Kate Morrison From the April 2015 Issue of Funny Times I have been lucky enough to raise my children in middle class comfort and have taken advantage of the many opportunities to expose and educate them. Now, 12 years into this endeavor, I realize I’ve made a giant mistake. And with all the recent Read More

Domestic News Bulletins

By Ray Lesser

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This just in … Sadie, the dog, has escaped from the backyard. Her whereabouts are currently unknown, although it is suspected that she is in the vicinity of the neighbor’s garbage cans, because that is where she was apprehended the last time she escaped.

Funny Times April 2011 Issue

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Contents of the April 2011 issue of The Funny Times, America’s Cartoon Satire and Humor Newspaper. A funny look at Fairy Tales . Education . Earth Day . Spring . Science . Sex . Kids . Revolution . Taxes . Dumb Ideas . Animal Encounters . Writers and more!

Genius Ideas

By Ray Lesser

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Ever since the 16th century, when a baby being born becomes stuck, the state-of-the-art tool to aid in its delivery has been the forceps. These giant pliers (probably based originally on coal tongs) are used to squeeze both sides of the infant’s head and yank or twist them out. The problem with this method is Read More

Funny Times January 2014 Issue

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Buy This Issue! Cartoons about: New Year’s . Science . Fame . Obamacare . and more Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Tom Cheney, Dave Coverly, Roy Delgado, Derf, Tim Eagan, Bob Eckstein, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, David Horsey, George Jartos, Keith Knight, Mary Lawton, Tim Lockley, Chris Monroe, Steve Read More

Dear Funny People…

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Funny Times is shared among friends the world over. “Dear Funny People, I am blessed with a friend who subscribes to your publication and she passes along her copy when she’s finished. I feel guilty because you are pretty funny (some day I may buy a t-shirt) Here is a check for you to spend Read More

Lost

By Ray Lesser

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Sue lost her phone this morning. She was already at work trying desperately to find it, while I was still at home and knew exactly where it was because it rang and rang and rang, as she used someone else’s phone to call repeatedly and see if she could hear where she might have dropped Read More

Funny Times February 2015 Issue

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Buy This Issue! Cartoons about: 2014 . Valentines . Illness . Aging . and more! Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Clay Bennett, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Matt Bors, Ruben Bolling, Martin Bucella, Tom Cheney, Dave Coverly, Derf, J.C. Duffy, Samuel Ferri, Anne Gibbons, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, Buddy Hickerson, David Horsey, George Jartos, John Jonik, Ham Khan, Read More

Singing

By Ray Lesser

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First, you find yourself singing in the shower. You can really rock the shower, so you start strumming some chords on the guitar to accompany yourself, and pretty soon you’re hanging out with a bass player, and then you find a drummer who has a basement you can practice in for the talent show.

Where To Get The Good Stuff

By Ray Lesser

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There are a million places to get something that’s mass-produced, amalgamated, made in China by child slaves or prisoners, and will either break the third time you use it, or kill your dog, or your hamster, or you, if you make the mistake of holding it too close to your nose.

About The Funny Times

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The Funny Times is a monthly magazine of humor and satire in a world gone totally insane. We read thousands of cartoons in order to find and collect the “best of the best” each month. For nearly 30 years we have searched out and brought on board the most hilarious minds of America. They supply Read More

Funny Times May 2010 Issue

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Contents of the May 2010 issue of The Funny Times, America’s Cartoon Satire and Humor Newspaper. A funny look at Tea Party . Mother’s Day . Gardens . Spring . Health Reform . Animals . Art . Thinking . Money . Work . Fast Food . Kids and more!

Funny Times March 2011 Issue

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Contents of the March 2011 issue of The Funny Times, America’s Cartoon Satire and Humor Newspaper. A funny look at Family . Books . Language . Civility . Tucson . Snobs . March Madness . Endings . Fortune Telling . The Universe . 25th Anniversary Flashback . Movies and more!

Funny Times February 2011 Issue

February 2011

Contents of the February 2011 issue of The Funny Times, America’s Cartoon Satire and Humor Newspaper. A funny look at Dogs . Valentine’s Day . Kids . Year in Review . Television . Religion . Life . Parents . Food . 25th Anniversary . Desert Islands . Work . Resolutions and more!

Funny Times October 2010 Issue

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Contents of the October 2010 issue of The Funny Times, America’s Cartoon Satire and Humor Newspaper. A funny look at Smells . Law and Order . Politics . Manners . Exercise . Ground Zero . Gay Marriage . Kitchen Appliances . Kitchen Science . Aging . Super Heroes . Lines and more!

Funny Times Interviews Lenore Skenazy, “America’s Worst Mom”

(Originally published in the September 2009 issue of The Funny Times) Longtime Funny Times contributor Lenore Skenazy became the center of a media storm last year when she allowed her nine-year-old son to ride home on the New York subway by himself. After being lambasted by the media and called upon to defend her parenting Read More